Fruity Oatmeal Cookies

September 17, 2012

I had planned to post something totally different today, but Morgan and I made these cookies on the weekend and they were so good I changed my plans to share them with you! Yep, they are that good!

oatmeal cookies

Recently I’ve been seeing so many cake and cookie recipes pop up using pureed pumpkin. I guess that has something to do with the fact that it is Autumn over in America. And while I don’t like pumpkin and cannot fathom adding it to a cake or cookie (no, you can’t convince me) I admit I was tempted by these yummy looking, spiced, baked goods. So on a whim I decided I could take one of these pumpkiny recipes and replace the pumpkin with stewed apple… since I have a freezer full of it from it was Autumn here.

Now in the past I would never have attempted to change a recipe so radically, I just wasn’t confident enough, but these days I’ve learned a bit more about cooking and gotten over the immense disasters I’ve had enough to give it a go. And seriously…. cooked apple is kinda similar to cooked pumpkin right??

So this recipe is very loosely based on these Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies from My Baking Addiction which I turned into Fruit Oatmeal Cookies… and they were good… they were so very good.

Fruity Oatmeal Cookies
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Ingredients
  • 225 gms softened butter
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup of apple puree
  • 2 cups of plain flour
  • 1½ cups of rolled oats
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp all spice
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 cup of sultanas
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat oven to 180 C or 350 F.
  2. Cream butter and sugar till light and fluffy. I usually do this by hand but this a lot of butter and sugar so unless you have super upper arm strength you’ll want to break out the electric mixer for this it.
  3. Add the egg and vanilla and beat well.
  4. Mix in the pureed apple.
  5. Combine flour, oats, baking powder and spices and mix well, then add this to the wet ingredients, mixing until combined.
  6. Stir through sultanas and cranberries, or any other dried fruit that takes your fancy.
  7. Place spoon fulls of mixture onto a lined baking tray with plenty of space around them as they spread when cooking.
  8. Bake in a moderate, 180 C ,oven for 12-15 minutes or until they just start to brown around the edges.

This recipe makes a lot of cookies, which is good, because they are especially delicious warm so you’ll eat at least half of them as soon as you make them!

They are kind of cakey with a little crunch around the edges and since they have fruit and oats in them I can totally kid myself they are healthy as I eat them for breakfast!

oatmeal cookies

Morgan and I have declared them the best biscuits we’ve ever made! The girls like them but still vote that the chewy choc chip cookies are the best and Noah could care less as long as he gets to eat them… so the deciding vote rests with The Father Figure who graciously refuses to judge, claiming he likes them all.

So you’ll have to help me out here… are these the best biscuits ever??

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Nic September 17, 2012 at 10:09 pm

Ohhh they do look nice. I am loving dried cranberries at the moment.

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Hannah September 18, 2012 at 1:11 am

Oh yum! These sound awesome. I love anything fruity :)

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Kylez...aka...Mrs.P September 18, 2012 at 11:19 am

You had me until sultanas. I hate sultanas nd so does Dave so we’d have to use something else. But apart from that they sound good. But I have to go with the girls. Anyone with choc chips in it is a winner for me, can’t go past em!

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Kellie @ Three Li'l September 18, 2012 at 9:41 pm

It looks like it’s going to be a baking day in our house on Thursday! The girls are desperate to cook at the moment, so we’re constantly trying to find new things to bake! This looks much healthier than the iced cupcakes from last week!! :)

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Bek @ Just For Daisy December 13, 2012 at 2:26 pm

Oooo!! These sound really good! :) Will have to give them a try! I think my little miss would like them too!

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